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John Weldon gave his ex-girlfriend a drug he believed would cause her to miscarry

Morgan escapes FA action following Hume clash

The Football Association will take no action against Sheffield United captain Chris Morgan following a clash which left Barnsley striker Iain Hume with a fractured skull.

So that's the thanks I get for rescuing you ...

Squirrel expert who came to the assistance of injured animal is attacked for his efforts

Pensioner in hospital after squirrel attack

An injured red squirrel named Elvis the Pelvis left a pensioner who came to his rescue in need of hospital treatment.

Six doctors did not spot man's fatal broken back

Pensioner's family call for compensation after inquest verdict

Leading article: False friends

As every pregnant woman knows, joy at the discovery that she is soon to become a mother turns rapidly to anxiety about how to protect her unborn baby. Threats seem to appear at every turn, from the food on her plate, to the pollutants in the air she breathes, and the wine in her glass.

Antibiotics to delay premature birth may harm babies

A warning about the indiscriminate prescribing of antibiotics to pregnant women to delay premature labour was issued to all doctors yesterday after research unexpectedly revealed that the practice may cause long-term harm to their babies.

Fencing: Italian fencer Baldini dropped after drugs test

The fencer Andrea Baldini, a leading Italian gold medal hope for the Beijing Olympics, has failed a drug test, the Italian Olympic Committee (coni), said yesterday. The 22-year-old, who won the silver medal in the foil at the 2006 and 2007 World Championships, tested positive for the diuretic furosemide during the European Fencing Championship in Kiev last month, a coni spokesman said.

Steve Connor: A potential battlefield killer – and a weapon of mass hysteria

Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by a bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, which can form highly resistant spores that can lie dormant in the soil for many decades. It has been extensively investigated as a potential biological weapon by Britain, America, Iraq and the former Soviet Union, although it has never been used in open warfare.

'I was diagnosed with cancer and found out I was pregnant on the same day'

For Audrey Eade, being pregnant was a bittersweet experience. Sweet, because she enjoyed the feeling of having the baby growing inside her; bitter, because of her conviction that there would be no happy ending, "no Carl, me and the baby" afterwards.

The facts about TB

Two hundred years ago, tuberculosis was responsible for one in four deaths in the UK. The disease, caused by a bacterium, struck people from all sections of society, although the poor were the worst affected.

NHS: 60,000 medication blunders in 18 months

Every year, 24 patients die as a result of being given the wrong drug or the wrong dose

Microcosm: E.coli And The New Science Of Life, by Carl Zimmer

From soiled nappies comes a tiny wonder – with a giant role in genetics

MRSA: The cure

New drug undergoing human trials offers hope of breakthrough. Gel placed in the nose could beat superbug that kills 1,600 every year

Scientists 'on brink of cure' for superbug

Simple procedure of placing a gel inside the nose could provide 'major breakthrough' within three years in hospitals' battle against MRSA

Goldshield settles £1m 'price-fixing' claim

The drug company Goldshield, which is accused of fixing the price of medicines supplied to the NHS, has agreed to pay £1m to settle claims brought by the health authorities of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

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Brian Harvey turned up at Downing Street today demanding to speak to the Prime Minister
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Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested

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George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios

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Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary: 'There are pressures which we are facing but there is not a crisis'
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Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's heavenly crab dishes don't need hours of preparation

Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

Scared off by the strain of shelling a crab? Let a fishmonger do the hard work so you can focus on getting the flavours right
Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

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Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past